Republican Senator-elect Jesse Helms, center, is surrounded by his family after his victory speech in Raleigh in this Nov. 8, 1972 file photo. The concession speech that Helms never gave would have changed the arc of American politics, the conservative movement and maybe even the presidency.
Republican Senator-elect Jesse Helms, center, is surrounded by his family after his victory speech in Raleigh in this Nov. 8, 1972 file photo. The concession speech that Helms never gave would have changed the arc of American politics, the conservative movement and maybe even the presidency. AP Photo AP
Republican Senator-elect Jesse Helms, center, is surrounded by his family after his victory speech in Raleigh in this Nov. 8, 1972 file photo. The concession speech that Helms never gave would have changed the arc of American politics, the conservative movement and maybe even the presidency. AP Photo AP